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Definition of muster (Meaning of muster)
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Muster Mus"ter, n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F.
	     montre, LL. monstra. See {Muster}, v. t.]
	     1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.]
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	     2. A show; a display. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
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	     3. An assembling or review of troops, as for parade,
	        verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or
	        introduction into service.
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	              The hurried muster of the soldiers of liberty.
	                                                    --Hawthorne.
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	              See how in warlike muster they appear,
	              In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings.
	                                                    --Milton.
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	     4. The sum total of an army when assembled for review and
	        inspection; the whole number of effective men in an army.
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	              And the muster was thirty thousands of men.
	                                                    --Wyclif.
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	              Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and
	              proclaim them to amount of thousands. --Hooker.
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	     5. Any assemblage or display; a gathering.
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	              Of the temporal grandees of the realm, mentof their
	              wives and daughters, the muster was great and
	              splendid.                             --Macaulay.
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	     {Muster book}, a book in which military forces are
	        registered.
	
	     {Muster file}, a muster roll.
	
	     {Muster master} (Mil.), one who takes an account of troops,
	        and of their equipment; a mustering officer; an inspector.
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	     {Muster roll} (Mil.), a list or register of all the men in a
	        company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on
	        the day of muster.
	
	     {To pass muster}, to pass through a muster or inspection
	        without censure.
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	              Such excuses will not pass muster with God. --South.
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	  Muster Mus"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mustered}; p. pr. & vb.
	     n. {Mustering}.] [OE. mustren, prop., to show, OF. mostrer,
	     mustrer, moustrer, monstrer, F. montrer, fr. L. monstrare to
	     show. See {Monster}.]
	     1. To collect and display; to assemble, as troops for parade,
	        inspection, exercise, or the like. --Spenser.
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	     2. Hence: To summon together; to enroll in service; to get
	        together. ``Mustering all its force.'' --Cowper.
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	              All the gay feathers he could muster. --L'Estrange.
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	     {To muster troops into service} (Mil.), to inspect and enter
	        troops on the muster roll of the army.
	
	     {To muster troops out of service} (Mil.), to register them
	        for final payment and discharge.
	
	     {To muster up}, to gather up; to succeed in obtaining; to
	        obtain with some effort or difficulty.
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	              One of those who can muster up sufficient
	              sprightliness to engage in a game of forfeits.
	                                                    --Hazlitt.
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	  Muster Mus"ter, v. i.
	     To be gathered together for parade, inspection, exercise, or
	     the like; to come together as parts of a force or body; as,
	     his supporters mustered in force. ``The mustering squadron.''
	     --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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